[sample/affiliate] I’ll say straightaway that I have only very recently tested this new oil-emulsion format from Clarins so don’t have any particular conclusion other than texturally, I love it.
I can at least tell you all about it and if you’re like me and waver between creams and oils and have those days when you aren’t sure what you want, this fits both categories. When you squeeze the pump a central core of yellow oil comes out into a bed of white cream. you then blend the two in your palm for tidiness or slap it straight onto your skin where the rubbing in will do the same job. Clarins is good at skin formulas – one of the most spectacular face products I ever used was Double Serum – but oils in particular.
It’s quite strongly aromatic using blue orchid extract and patchouli essential oil in an omega 9 and vitamin E rich oil base (sweet almond, macadamia and grape seed). The remit of the product is to give radiance and skin vitality – the ultimate movable feast of beauty terms. I can tell you that it’s supremely softening and very nicely hydrating (I was a instant fan of the texture) so in those categories it will see you right. There are no further claims (such as anti-age, ‘wrinkle slaying’) or similar which frankly, I’m happy to see. Skin respect starts with not making you feel less to sell you more. I’d be interested to hear how it is sold at counter. Bottom line is that Clarins Plant Gold is a very decent, luxury moisturiser for all skin types with spa like feel and scent that I doubt you’d be sorry for trying if you are a Clarins skin care fan. It’s £48 HERE, non affiliate HERE. I have the rest of the Clarins Spring Make Up for you tomorrow.
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I bought this on its release, being in love with Blue Orchid oil, and of oily unguents in general. Very pleasant to use, and really handy for any lazy evenings when I can’t be arsed with my usual multiple layers of skincare. All I care about is super-hydration for my ‘mature’ skin, and this does it really well. I found that no counter had a clue what this was about, had/would make up NO samples, and were generally uninterested in flogging it to me. Harrumph! I must try that Double Serum you loved, as I do think Clarins are unbeatable when they really get it right (eg I find their a Blue Orchid oil is the best of all the umpteen+ oils I’ve bought over very many years now; nothing has ever pleased me as much)
I MUST have tried Blue Orchid but I can’t really remember it – pleased that you get along with it so well and I agree – it feels like two jobs in one so perfect for those evenings when you just can’t face the whole routine.